18th RC in Geography & Environmental Studies, JMI- Report of Day-4 (12 November 2020): Excellent lecture was delivered by Prof. T.V. Sekher (Department of Population Policies and Programme, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai); Prof. P.K. Joshi (School of Environmental Sciences & Special Center for Disaster Research, JNU, New Delhi); Dr. Lubna Siddiqui (Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi); Dr. Abhay Kumar, New Delhi. Prof. Sekher enlightened the participants about population ageing in India and resultant economic, social and well-being of the older population in India.
He appreciated the concerted efforts of the Government of India and its mandate to generate world-class harmonised, credible, and objective database, through the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI), to monitor the progress, challenges, and emerging issues related to population ageing in India. Prof. Joshi highlighted the critical role of geoinformatics for environmental conservation, environment management, monitoring the progress of SDGs and inclusive future at different geographical scales.
Dr. Kumar discussed the important linkages between climate change and food security nexus in the global and Indian context. Dr. Siddiqui underscored the vital role of a global positioning system for environmental resource monitoring and management for environmental sustainability.